The Start of Spring

Hello, friends!  I hope everyone had a great weekend. 

Something I’ve learned from living in Boston is that the minute the sun shows its face, people are outside – walking, running, riding bikes, etc.  Well, I was no different this weekend.  I headed out to the city to meet up with my friend Monica on Saturday morning. Monica attends law school in Boston, and like me, has been waiting for the weather to warm up.

First, we decided to walk along the Charles and find a bench so that we could eat the yummy food we picked up at Whole Foods on our way.  I ended up making my own salad with spinach, chickpeas, beets, carrots, celery, quinoa, sweet potatoes, and a dumpling.  I apologize, but I totally forgot to take a picture of my food.  Oopsie!  I did, however, take some pictures of the scenery. :)

Then, we made our way to Harvard Square to treat ourselves to a little JP Licks, an ice cream cafe.  If you’re ever in Boston, make sure to stop by this place and try their homemade ice cream…it was delish!  I ended up trying the Red Velvet and Coffee Oreo but decided to go with the latter on a sugar cone.  Monica got both the RV and the CO.  We took our ice cream to an open seating area on the Harvard campus, where we talked and people watched.

It started getting a bit chilly, so we decided to head back to Monica’s and relax for a bit.  When it was time for dinner, we went back and forth deciding  on a few different places but ended up declaring Border Cafe in Harvard Square the winner.  I ended up getting a cheese enchilada and bean taco, and Monica ordered a chicken burrito.  The funniest part of dinner was when I asked the waiter if I could get a bean taco (since the menu only listed chicken and beef as options), and he said no.  Monica and I both explained that all I wanted was beans instead of the meat.  He said he would check to see if that was ok (why wouldn’t it be?!)  Well, be careful what you ask for because my bean taco was a soft tortilla filled with beans – no cheese, no lettuce, no tomatoes…NOTHING.  I didn’t send my food back because I was so hungry, but the experience taught me to be more explicit when requesting something that’s not on the menu.  Ha!

All in all, we had a great day walking around Boston in the SUN!!! :)

Now, fast forward to today.  I got home this morning and went through the motions of working out, cleaning, etc.  Then I started getting hungry, so I looked in my fridge and found six untouched eggs.  I quickly got online and started searching for crustless quiche recipes.  I found a good one and altered it a bit to come up with these babies…

 

Quiche Muffins
Adapted from this recipe
Yields 5 muffins

1/2 tablespoon olive oil
1 clove garlic
1/4 of an onion, diced
handful of spinach, chopped
1 Roma tomato, diced
3 eggs
salt and pepper
handful of cheddar cheese

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Heat oil in a skillet. Add garlic and cook for 2-3 minutes. Then add onions and cook until they start just start to become translucent. Add spinach and cook a few more minutes until the spinach starts to welt. Remove skillet from heat and add tomatoes. Beat eggs in a large bowl. Add salt, pepper and cheese and mix well. Incorporate veggies and mix until combined. Spray muffin cups with cooking spray. Fill muffin cups about 3/4 of the way. Bake for about 20 minutes.

I ate two of these for dinner alongside a dollop of sour cream and half an avocado. :)  SOOO GOOD!

Yummy in my tummy

Have a great Sunday night and I’ll see ya tomorrow!

0 Thoughts on “The Start of Spring

  1. Omg how funny that they only gave you a wrap with beans!! That’s so weird that they don’t know what a bean burrito is lol Love the egg quiches, they are so cute.

    I would have gone for the oreo ice cream too ;)

  2. I went to Border Cafe today! It was a gorgeous day in Boston, glad you enjoyed it, too!

  3. Look at all that yummy food! :) Thanks for posting that quiche recipe! It sounds delish! Enjoy the rest of your Sunday night!

  4. These quiche muffins look SO good! I will definitely have to try to make these soon! And coffee oreo ice cream sounds delicious! :)

  5. That looks like a pretty perfect day with amazing food-soooo yummy!

  6. AH JP Licks! I need to go!! Your cone looks delish. What a beautiful day you had in Boston- the sun came out!

  7. That ice cream sounds so good right now.
    I’ll definitely have to try those quiche muffins – what a quick (and yummy) meal to make!

  8. omg totally making those this weekend!!

  9. I made almost those same egg muffins! They’re awesome to make on a Sunday night and have them for breakfast throughout the week.

    Glad you’re getting some good weather!

  10. Ice cream sounds so good right now! yummm. and I loved reading about your culture and traditions! Love culture and the richness of it. :)

  11. I love spending time outdoors in nice weather too. And it’s so nice to see the rest of the community doing the same. :D

    And there’s nothing like ice cream on a warm day. That oreo coffee flavour sounds AMAZING!

  12. I totally had a food blogger *fail* this weekend when I forgot my camera for an epic dinner! I was totally bummed and the people and food were totally picture-worthy!

    I love quiche – but it always seems like a TON of work to make! I need to try your recipe!

  13. Oh my word, that ice cream sounds gooood! Never would hv thought abt combining Oreos and coffee! Peanut butter and Oreos, now thats a combo that needs to be turned into an I’ve cream flava!

  14. i’ve never seen quiche in muffin form!
    awesome for an on-the-go delicious breakfast!!

  15. Even if I were as hungry as you were, you’re much nicer than I would have been! Just beans? I feel like anyone would have at least clarified the order before they put JUST beans in it…

  16. Mmmmm! Red velvet ice cream sounds lovely.

    That is hilarious about the BEAN taco…hahaha! I bet you guys were like uhhhhh???

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